|Beauty of the Beast|
19 x 25
Pastel on Sennelier LeCarte Grey
I'm did get a bit of good/interesting news during the week. I received an email requesting I apply for the Dallas Arboretum Artscape show. I did not know this show existed, so I was very grateful to the person who reached out to me. I applied, so now we wait to see what the jury says. If I get in, the show is the last week of April.
Now, about this painting. It's a white cactus flower - and white is hard to paint - well at least for me. I thought this flower was so delicate and beautiful. Yet it is quite a precarious juxtaposition. Such delicate beauty among the thorns. I'm realizing as a write this, that it is a lovely representation of many situations in life - the beauty amid the precarious moments. Perhaps, unconsciously, I was painting my own situation - challenging at the moment - but beauty will be there and will bloom.